Town of Lockport, NY
Niagara County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Lockport 2-2-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Public improvements — See Ch. 137.
Sewers — See Ch. 150.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 165.
Zoning — See Ch. 200.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 193, Water, adopted 2-5-1992, as amended.
The Town of Lockport hereby establishes the Water Code of the Town of Lockport. This code is established for the purpose of regulating water usage in the Town, providing for payment for water usage, providing for and insuring proper and safe water usage, and establishing rights and obligations of water users in the Town. This code shall apply to all water users in all water districts in the Town and to any out of district users.
In these rules and regulations, certain parties are referred to and are hereby defined as follows:
BOARD
The Town Board of Lockport, Niagara County, New York, or its duly authorized representative.
CONSUMER
The person or corporation or other entity to be served, or the authorized agent of such person or corporation.
DISTRICT
All water districts within the Town of Lockport, Niagara County, New York.
OWNER
The persons or corporations or other entity owning or having legal control of the property to be served, or the authorized agent of such persons or corporations.
PERSON
In addition to its usual meaning, includes any corporation, partnership or other legal entity.
SUPERINTENDENT
The person designated by the Board to supervise the daily activities of the Water Department, or his authorized representative.
USER
Any person, corporation or other entity using water in the Town.
A. 
Application for a permit to connect to the water main and for water service shall be made by the owner in writing, on forms provided by the Town. Such application shall be made prior to the time of beginning of such service and shall contain such information as the Board may require.
B. 
No person or corporation shall make any connection or opening into the public water system without a written permit of the Board or its duly authorized agent. All connections to water mains including service line work within public rights-of-way shall be done by the District, unless the Superintendent directs otherwise.
C. 
Whenever the owner desires to extend, increase, decrease, or discontinue service, such owner shall make application, in writing, for the same, specifying the purposes for which he desires the change in status.
A. 
Inspection.
(1) 
No water main shall be tapped nor any service connection made, laid, or covered except in the presence of the Superintendent or his authorized representatives after he has approved all work and materials and authorized the making of such tap and the connecting and covering of it.
(2) 
No person except the Superintendent or his authorized representative shall turn the water on or off at any connection to the water main.
B. 
Service connections two inches and smaller (permanent).
(1) 
Taps and connections shall be one inch and shall be carried full size to the curb box, except that larger services will be permitted where proper application is made in writing to the Board and where need for such service is proven. Where larger than one-inch service is required, the owner shall pay to the Town an installation fee, in addition to those hereinafter established, which will fully compensate the District for the cost of the larger service desired.
(2) 
Service pipe shall be Type K copper tubing (ASTM Designation 888 and latest revision thereof), PVC or polyethylene. All pipe shall be AWWA and National Sanitation Foundation approved for potable water systems and have a working pressure of 200 psi. All service pipe shall be laid in a trench not less than four feet below finish grade.
(3) 
Taps and lines.
[Amended 6-9-2011 by L.L. No. 2-2011]
(a) 
Except when service lines must be laid beneath streets or roads, service line will be laid to and including the curb box by the District as part of the service connection cost.
(b) 
Prior to connection, a building permit must be obtained. No service will be connected to vacant lots by the District.
(c) 
Service connections pursuant to subdivision construction (PIP program) shall be installed to all subdivision lots at the developer's expense.
(d) 
Service connections and lines from the main which extend under roads or streets shall be installed to the curb box by the owner at its expense under Superintendent inspection by prior arrangement with the Superintendent.
(4) 
The Town from time to time may, by resolution of the Town Board, amend the service connection tap fees. The current tap fee schedule shall be kept on file in the Town Clerk's office.
C. 
Service connections larger than two inches (permanent).
(1) 
Service connections larger than two inches shall be permitted where proper application is made in writing to the Board and where need of such service is established. The application shall include a complete set of drawings prepared by a licensed professional engineer or architect showing the waterline plan and specific details pertinent to the construction. The details shall include the meter, meter pit and meter bypass. All drawings shall be subject to the approval of the Town and Niagara County Health Department.
(2) 
Service taps larger than two inches shall be performed by the owner. All service taps shall be performed in the presence of and inspected by the Superintendent or his designated representative.
(3) 
Specifications, required materials and methods shall be approved by the Superintendent. The Superintendent shall prescribe required materials.
(4) 
All pipe sections from the connection at the service tap to the building connection shall be hydrostatically tested at a test pressure of 150 pounds per square inch for a duration of two hours. Allowable leakage shall be in accordance with the New York State Sanitary Code.
(5) 
All piping connected to and forming a part of a potable water system shall be disinfected in a manner acceptable to the New York State Department of Health and the Niagara County Health Department.
(6) 
Upon completion of the work, the owner shall submit a certificate of completed works to the Niagara County Health Department. The certificate shall be prepared by a licensed professional engineer or architect. A copy of the completed works certificate and Health Department approval shall be forwarded to the Town prior to the waterline being placed in service.
(7) 
The owner shall purchase and shall bear all the expenditures for the design, service tap inspection by the Town, pipe, meter pit, water meter, curb stop, curb box, backflow prevention testing, disinfection and approval.
[Amended 4-8-2015 by L.L. No. 4-2015]
D. 
Service connection restrictions. No more than one consumer shall be serviced from a single tap, except as approved by the Superintendent upon a showing of good cause.
(1) 
Permission will not be granted to supply two or more consumers from a single tap unless a separate shutoff cock is provided for each such building, and, if located on the premises, a perpetual right-of-way must be granted to the Town by the owners.
(2) 
When premises are occupied by more than one consumer, a meter must be installed for each consumer, unless the owner contracts with the Board for the water for the premises.
(3) 
No installation shall be permitted which has any cross-connection whatsoever with a private water supply system.
(4) 
If approval is granted for service of multiple consumers from a single tap, the Superintendent may impose additional conditions to protect the system and assure recovery of all costs and fees.
E. 
Service connections (temporary).
(1) 
Temporary service connection shall consist of, but shall not be limited to, construction sites, agricultural irrigation, fairs, circuses, military installations, emergency intersystem connections, and service of water to a premises or property upon which no permanent structure is or has been erected (such as a trailer, a movable building or advance service for new construction).
(2) 
Except as otherwise directed by the Board, all requirements for permanent service shall apply to temporary service, including but not limited to materials, backflow prevention, testing and disinfection.
(3) 
In addition, a deposit will be required in advance, based on meter size, which will be refunded without interest upon termination of said service and the return of the meter to the District, provided that said meter is found to be in proper condition for reuse after inspection and test. The cost of the inspection and testing and the cost of any repairs found to be necessary will be deducted from the deposit above-mentioned.
(4) 
The installation fee outlined under permanent service taps shall not be refunded.
(5) 
The Town from time to time may, by resolution of the Board, amend the meter deposit for temporary service. The current schedule is on file in the Town Clerk's office.
(6) 
Meters two inches or larger will require the special consideration of the Board, which reserves the right to set or change deposits consistent with the current price of new meters. Meters two inches or larger shall be subject to the provisions of § 193-7E.
F. 
Special services (temporary). Any service not otherwise specifically covered by these rules and regulations which a consumer may desire to obtain at his own expense shall be subject to a special agreement with the District containing such terms and conditions as the Board may deem necessary.
G. 
Fire service connections; lawn sprinkler connections.
(1) 
A service connection for private fire protection purposes may be secured from the Town upon application by the owner of the property involved. A drawing showing the proposed location of all valves, pipe, hydrants, sprinkler heads and other appurtenances to be installed shall be submitted with the application.
(2) 
The Water Superintendent will determine the necessity and advisability of installing any fire service connection in view of the size of the street main available, the existence of available fire hydrants and the possible effect on the main pipe system if such a service line were broken and open during a conflagration. Likewise, the Water Department will determine the proper size of each fire connection, which in no case shall be larger than 10 inches in diameter. The cost of installation of such a service, including an approved type of check valve with meter on a bypass located in a pit or vault, if required, shall be borne entirely by the applicant.
(3) 
A fire service connection, except as provided in this section, will be subject to the same rules and regulations as apply to regular service connections. No connection shall be made at any time between a fire-protection system and the regular water supply on the premises or any other supply, regardless of source, unless specifically approved by the Water Superintendent. A fire service connection is exclusively for fire protection purposes. The use of water from this service for any other purpose whatsoever is prohibited. Any violation of these provisions shall be sufficient cause for discontinuing such service.
(4) 
The owner shall provide documentation prepared by a licensed engineer or architect establishing that the water system can adequately handle fire flows. The documentation shall be subject to review by Town Engineer at the applicant's expense.
(5) 
All costs associated with providing fire-protection supply, including, but not limited to, fees, consultation fees, Niagara County and Water District charges, shall be paid by the owner.
(6) 
Service connections to supply lawn sprinkler pipe systems will be permitted only where the use of water for that purpose will not adversely affect regular service to neighboring consumers at periods of peak demand. The size and arrangement of pumps, if any, valves, backflow preventers and other appurtenances shall meet the requirements of the Water Superintendent.
[Amended 6-9-2011 by L.L. No. 2-2011]
A. 
Termination by the District.
(1) 
No person except the Superintendent shall terminate or restrict service at any connection to or from the Town water system.
(2) 
The Superintendent may immediately terminate service from or in any District main or to any service connection, at any time, without notice when necessary for emergency situations or to prevent loss of large amounts of water or, wherever necessary, to preserve the integrity of the system; prevent contamination; prevent backflow; or when necessary, for the safety of residents of the Town.
(3) 
Upon 15 days' notice by mail to the consumer, service may be terminated by the Superintendent for any of the following reasons:
(a) 
Failure to provide the Superintendent access to property for inspection of maintenance, reading, replacement or repair of a water meter, or any part of the water supply system.
(b) 
Failure to repair an unmetered leak in the service within 10 days of detection and notification to repair (verbal or written) by the Superintendent.
(c) 
Failure to install a meter valve or back flow preventer upon notice to do so.
(d) 
Failure to maintain, calibrate, replace, provide records or perform any other requirement for a privately owned meter; or
(e) 
Failure to repair, maintain, replace any service.
B. 
Termination requested by the owner.
(1) 
Long-term termination requests (one year or longer). An owner requesting discontinuance of service shall submit a water service termination request form to the Superintendent. Upon receipt of such form, the water will be shut off at the curb, after payment of the turn-off fee; provided the Superintendent will not terminate service when the premises is occupied by a tenant. Reinstatement of service will require a turn-on fee.
A. 
All water for domestic, commercial and industrial purposes shall be metered. Meters shall be signed for by the owner, or his duly authorized agent, for whose premises the water is to be used.
B. 
When water is desired and after the service from the main has been installed according to the rules set out in § 193-4, the owner of said premises shall make application to the District and pay the appropriate meter fee, at which time the District shall install the meter (two inches and under). The Town from time to time may, by resolution of the Board, amend the meter fees. A schedule of current fees is on file in the Town Clerk's office.
C. 
All meters and meter couplings for connections less than two inches shall, at all times, remain the sole property of the District. All meters will be maintained by and at the expense of the District insofar as ordinary wear and tear are concerned, but the consumer will be held responsible for damage due to freezing, hot water, or other external causes. In case of damage, the District will repair the meter, if necessary replacing it with another meter, and the cost shall be paid by the consumer.
D. 
The Board reserves the right, at all times, to inspect, test, clean, repair, remove and replace any meter at any time and to substitute another meter in its place. In the case of a disputed account involving a question as to the accuracy of the meter, such meter will be tested by the District upon the request of the consumer or owner. The fee for testing such meter will be payable in advance of the testing.
E. 
Meters for services over two inches shall be purchased, maintained and tested by the owner and compatible with the current Town of Lockport meter reading software. The meters shall be of a type and manufacturer approved by the Superintendent. Meter testing, calibration testing and inspection shall be done annually, or at any other time required by the Superintendent, and a report shall be filed with the Superintendent. Any inaccurate meter shall be replaced or repaired at the owner's expense within 30 days. If the owner fails to maintain, test, inspect, calibrate, repair or replace such meters, the Superintendent may do so and all costs shall be charged and collected.
[Amended 4-8-2015 by L.L. No. 4-2015]
F. 
Service connections for structures located 150 feet or greater away from the right-of-way shall be required to install an underground meter pit/tileset in accordance with the current Town of Lockport Standard specifications, or as directed and approved by the Superintendent.
[Amended 4-8-2015 by L.L. No. 4-2015]
G. 
The Board shall determine the size, type, and make of any and all meters employed within or without the District.
[Added 4-8-2015 by L.L. No. 4-2015]
A. 
Fire. In case of fire or an alarm of fire, all water consumers are requested to cease the use of water for motors, fountains, sprinkling and power purposes during such fire, in the interest of keeping up a strong and effective pressure for fire purposes.
B. 
Operation of hydrants. No person except the Superintendent, or persons acting under his direction or permission, shall open any fire hydrant or draw water therefrom, except that the chiefs of the volunteer fire companies under contract with the Town and their authorized firefighters shall be authorized to draw water as necessary to fight fire and to conduct fire drills. In no case shall inexperienced or incompetent persons be allowed to manipulate or interfere with any such hydrants, gate valves, or other fixtures of said District.
C. 
Installation. Hydrants will be installed on all water mains so that each developed property or premises shall in no case be farther than 600 feet distant from a hydrant. All hydrants must be installed on public lands, easements and/or rights-of-way permanently owned by the Town.
D. 
Location changes. If the Superintendent deems changes appropriate, changes in location of existing hydrants will be made, except where otherwise required by law, at the expense of the owner or consumer requesting such change in location.
E. 
Hydrant service. The Board does not guarantee to provide hydrant service to consumers outside the District or to temporary services within the District.
F. 
No person shall obstruct access to a fire hydrant or establish or allow any condition which would hinder its usefulness for firefighting purposes, nor shall any person obscure visibility of a hydrant by plantings, objects or parked vehicles or any other means.
[Added 6-9-2011 by L.L. No. 2-2011]
A. 
The following expenses shall be borne by the District:
(1) 
Maintenance and repair of meters servicing connections two inches in diameter or less in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth in § 193-6.
(2) 
Maintenance and repair of service lines from main to curb box, inclusive, for services of two inches or less.
B. 
The following expenses shall be borne by the owner:
(1) 
Materials and labor in laying and maintaining the service pipe from the premises to the curb box.
(2) 
Cost of installing the tap, service line from main to the meter and meter pit, inclusive, and for all maintenance for services larger than two inches.
(3) 
Water rental charges in accordance with established water use rates.
(4) 
Fees for all meters to be acquired in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth in § 193-6.
(5) 
The cost of installation and of any repairs to meters, except for mechanical defects or natural wear and tear, as set forth in § 193-6 (for meters two inches or less).
(6) 
All costs of acquisition, maintenance, testing and repair of meters for services two inches or more in diameter.
C. 
Unpaid delinquent charges shall be a lien against the property and shall be collected in accordance with Town Law § 198.
D. 
Water rentals.
(1) 
All water rentals will be charged to the owner and statements rendered to the consumer upon request.
(2) 
From time to time the Board shall have the right to establish water rental rates to be billed on a quarterly basis, except in the case of large consumers where monthly billing may be ordered. In all cases where bills remain unpaid for a period of 60 days after becoming due, the water service may be terminated and the unpaid balance will become a lien against the property. Current quarterly rates are on file in the Town Clerk's office.
(3) 
The Board reserves the right, if need be, to refuse water to anyone for consumption outside of a District.
The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any and all applications for main extensions in maintaining the best interests of the District.
The District undertakes to use reasonable care and diligence to provide a constant supply of water at a reasonable pressure to all customers but reserves the right at any time, without notice, to shut off the water in its mains for the purpose of making repairs and/or extensions, or for any other purposes. The Town and the District shall not be liable for a deficiency or failure in the supply of water, or the pressure thereof, for any cause whatsoever, nor for any damage caused thereby, or by the bursting or breaking of any main or service pipe or any attachment to the District system. All consumers having boilers upon their premises depending upon the pressure in the District mains to keep them supplied are cautioned against danger of collapse, and all such damage shall be borne exclusively by the consumer.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to:
(1) 
Protect the public water supply against actual or potential cross-connections by isolating within the premises contamination or pollution that may occur because of some undiscovered or unauthorized cross-connection on the premises.
(2) 
Eliminate existing connections between drinking water systems and other sources of water that are not approved as safe and potable for human consumption.
(3) 
Eliminate cross-connections between drinking water systems and other sources of water that are not approved as safe and potable for human consumption.
(4) 
Prevent the making of cross-connections in the future.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AIR GAP
The unobstructed vertical distance through the free atmosphere between the lowest opening from any pipe or faucet supplying water to a tank, plumbing fixture, or other device and the flood-level rim of the receptacle. The air gap shall be at least double the diameter of the supply pipe or faucet, measured vertically above the floor-level rim of the receptacle, but not less than one inch.
APPROVED
Accepted by the New York State Department of Health.
AUXILIARY WATER SUPPLY
Any water source or system other than the public water supply that may be available in the building or premises.
BACKFLOW
The flow of water or other liquids, mixtures, or substances into the distributing pipes of a potable supply of water from any source or sources other than its intended source. Backsiphonage is one type of backflow.
BACKFLOW PREVENTER
A device or means to prevent backflow.
BACKSIPHONAGE
Backflow resulting from negative pressure in the distributing pipes of a potable water supply.
CERTIFIED BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE TESTER
A person who is examined annually by the Water District and found competent in the testing of backflow prevention devices. Said person shall be provided with an appropriate identification card, renewable annually. Failure to perform duties competently and conscientiously will result in expeditious withdrawal of certification. Said person is one who has taken and successfully completed a backflow prevention course approved by the New York State Health Department.
CHECK VALVE
A self-closing device which is designed to permit the flow of fluids in one direction and to close if there is a reversal of flow.
CONTAMINATION
See "pollution."
CROSS-CONNECTION
Any physical connection between a potable water supply and any waste pipe, soil pipe, sewer, drain or any unapproved source or system. Furthermore, it is any potable water supply outlet which is submerged or can be submerged in wastewater and/or any other source of contamination. See "backflow" and "backsiphonage."
DOUBLE-CHECK VALVE ASSEMBLY
An assembly of at least two independently acting acceptable check valves, including tightly closing shutoff valves located at each end of the assembly with suitable connections for testing the watertightness of each check valve.
HAZARD, HEALTH
Any conditions, devices, or practices in the water supply system and its operation which create or, in the judgment of the Lockport Water District, may create a danger to the health and well-being of the water consumer. An example of a health hazard is a structural defect in the water supply system, whether of location, design, or construction, that regularly or occasionally may prevent satisfactory purification of the water supply or cause it to be polluted from extraneous sources.
POLLUTION
The presence of any foreign substances (organic, inorganic, radiological, or biological) in water that tends to degrade its quality so as to constitute a hazard or impair the usefulness of the water.
REDUCED-PRESSURE-PRINCIPLE BACKFLOW PREVENTER
An assembly of two independently acting acceptable check valves, together with an automatically operating pressure differential relief valve between the two check valves. The assembly shall include tightly closing shutoff valves located at each end of the assembly and suitable connections for testing the watertightness of each valve.
SURGE TANK
The receiving, nonpressure vessel forming part of the air gap separation between a potable and an auxiliary supply.
WATER, NONPOTABLE
Water that is not safe for human consumption or that is of questionable potability.
WATER, POTABLE
Water free from impurities in amounts sufficient to cause disease or harmful physiological effects. Its bacteriological and chemical quality shall conform to the requirements of the Niagara County Health Department and the New York State Department of Health.
C. 
Protection of public water system at service connection.
(1) 
Where protection is required.
(a) 
Each service connection from a public water system for supplying water to premises having an auxiliary water supply shall be protected against backflow of water from the premises into the public water system.
(b) 
Each service connection from a public water system for supplying water to premises on which any substance is handled under pressure in such fashion as to permit entry into the water system shall be protected against backflow of the water from the premises into the public system. This shall include the handling of process waters and waters originating from the public water supply system which have been subject to deterioration in sanitary quality.
(c) 
Each service connection from a public water system for supplying water to premises on which a substance of unusually toxic concentration or danger to health is handled in liquid form, even though it is not under pressure, shall be protected against backflow of the water from premises into the public water system. Examples are plating factories using cyanide and hospitals.
(d) 
Backflow prevention devices shall be installed on the service connection to any premises that have actual or potential internal cross-connections.
(e) 
Backflow prevention devices shall be installed on the service connection to any premises in which the District is not allowed to fully and completely review all processes within the facility.
(f) 
It shall be the responsibility of the water user to provide protective devices as required under Subsection C(2).
(g) 
Backflow prevention devices shall be installed within "hot box" enclosures at the right-of-way unless approved by the Superintendent.
[Added 4-8-2015 by L.L. No. 4-2015]
(2) 
Type of protection. The protective device required shall depend on the degree of hazard as tabulated below:
(a) 
At the service connection to any premises on which there is a substance that would be aesthetically objectionable (but not necessarily hazardous to health), the public water supply shall be protected by an approved double-check valve assembly. This shall include but not be limited to new residential units, mobile homes and apartment complexes. The double-check valve assembly shall be installed adjacent to the water meter. Existing residential units, apartment complexes and mobile homes without backflow prevention shall install a double-check valve assembly upon installation of a new hot water tank, renovations to existing water systems or transfer of property.
(b) 
At the service connection to any premises on which there is an auxiliary water supply meeting the New York State Drinking Water Standards, the public water supply system shall be protected by an approved double-check valve assembly.
(c) 
At the service connection to any premises on which there is an auxiliary water supply not meeting the New York State Drinking Water Standards, the public water supply system shall be protected by an air gap separation or an approved reduced-pressure-principle backflow preventer device. The air gap shall be located as close as practicable to the water meter, and all piping between the water meter and the surge tank shall be entirely visible.
(d) 
At the service connection to any premises on which any material dangerous to health or toxic substance in toxic concentration is or may be handled under pressure, the public water supply shall be protected by an air gap separation. The air gap shall be located as close as practicable to the water meter, and all piping between the water meter and surge tank shall be entirely visible. If these conditions cannot reasonably be met, the public water supply shall be protected with an approved reduced-pressure-principle backflow preventer device, provided that the alternative is acceptable to both the District and the local Health Department.
(e) 
At the service connection to any premises on which any material dangerous to health or toxic substance in toxic concentration is or may be handled, but not under pressure, the public water supply shall be protected by an air gap separation or an approved reduced-pressure-principle backflow preventer device. The air gap shall be located as close as practicable to the water meter, and all piping between the water meter and the surge tank shall be entirely visible.
(f) 
At the service connection to any sewage treatment plant or sewage pumping station, the public water supply shall be protected by an air gap separation. The air gap shall be located as close as practicable to the water meter, and all piping between the water meter and the surge tank shall be entirely visible. If these conditions cannot be reasonably met, the public water supply shall be protected with an approved reduced-pressure-principle backflow preventer device, provided that this alternative is acceptable to both the Board and the local Health Department.
(g) 
At the service connection to any premises where the Board is not allowed to fully and completely review all processes within the facility, the public water supply system shall be protected by an air gap separation or an approved reduced-pressure-principle backflow preventer device. The air gap shall be located as close as practicable to the water meter, and all piping between the water meter and the surge tank shall be entirely visible.
(3) 
Frequency of inspection of protective devices. It shall be the duty of the water user on any premises on account of which backflow protective devices are installed to have competent inspections made at least once a year or more often in those instances where successive inspections indicate repeated failure. These devices shall be repaired, overhauled or replaced at the expense of the water user whenever they are found to be defective. These tests shall be performed by a certified backflow prevention device tester, and all test results and repairs shall be delivered to the Board within 72 hours after the test is made.
D. 
Reasonable interpretation required. These regulations are to be reasonably interpreted. It is their intent to recognize that there are varying degrees of hazard and to apply the principle that the degree of protection shall be commensurate with the degree of hazard.
The District reserves the right, if need be, in periods of drought or emergency, to restrict the use of water for sprinkling to particular hours determined by the Board or to prohibit such use entirely.
The Board reserves the authority to:
A. 
Make changes in the rules and regulations as it may deem to be in the best interest of the District.
B. 
Make such changes in the rates for water rental as may in its judgment seem to be for the best interests of the District.
C. 
Order existing service pipes and fixtures to be replaced with acceptable material as determined by the Superintendent and to refuse service with all penalties hereinbefore set forth for failure of an owner to comply with such order.
D. 
Enter into contracts with other water districts for a supply of water either into or out of the District, to or from such districts, corporations or individuals, under such terms and conditions as shall properly protect the interests of the District.
By applying for water service, any person shall enter into a contract with the Town and District and guarantee that the Town and District shall have free access to enter the premises of any consumer at any reasonable time for the purpose of inspection, reading, repair and/or replacement of meters.
The Town Board shall levy assessments against all assessable properties for the purpose of meeting the expenses of the Districts in such amount as shall be determined to be in the best interests of the Districts.
[Amended 6-9-2011 by L.L. No. 2-2011]
The Town Board shall, from time to time, by resolution, establish and amend water use rates, fees and charges for the purposes of meeting the expenses of the Districts in such amounts as shall be determined to be in the best interest of the Districts. Such rates, fees and charges shall be on file in the Town Clerk's office.
All remedies and penalties set forth are separately applicable. The Town may enforce this chapter by any or all of the remedies set forth in this section.
A. 
Emergencies. If, in the judgment of the Board or the Superintendent, an imminent health hazard or imminent danger to property exists, it may immediately cause service to the building or premises to be terminated and not restored until the defects are corrected.
B. 
Notification of violations. The Board may notify the owner or authorized agent of the owner of the building or premises in which there is found a violation of this chapter of such violation and shall set a reasonable time for the owner to have the violation removed or corrected. Upon failure of the owner to have the defect corrected by the end of the specified time interval, the Board may cause the water service to the building or premises or property to be terminated and not be restored until such condition or defects are corrected.
C. 
Fines and imprisonment.
(1) 
Any violation of this chapter shall be an offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 and/or by imprisonment for a period of 15 days, provided that any violation which is a misdemeanor or felony pursuant to the New York State Penal Law shall be punishable as set forth therein.
(2) 
Every week that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
(3) 
Injunctive relief. In addition to any other remedy, the Town shall be entitled to injunctive relief and any other legal remedy, including termination of service as provided in § 193-5.
D. 
Termination. Service may be terminated as provided in § 193-5.